MB Foster offers March training for Eloquence
MB Foster Associates, an HP Platinum migration partner, is
offering a three-day class to train IT professionals in Eloquence,
the open systems alternative database thats a work-alike of the
HP 3000s IMAGE/SQL database.
Consultants and developers in the 3000 community are
praising Eloquence as the most efficient and cost-effective
replacement for IMAGE. In my life, I have run into fairly few
exceptional software products, said Craig Lalley, owner of
consulting firm EchoTech. Adager, VESOFT, and now Eloquence are
up there on that list. I have been working with it for over a year
now. I am continuously amazed not only at what it does, but that the
documentation and support are second to none. Converting from IMAGE
to Eloquence can be done overnight. The IMAGE libraries are
outstanding. ODBC support is impeccable.
HP 3000 advocate and MPE/iX application developer
Wirt Atmar, whose company is developing a version of its QueryCalc
report writer using Eloquence, had praise for the database from Marxmeier AG.
Marxmeier has made moving an existing IMAGE
database over to Eloquence almost painless, Atmar said.
Ive been impressed with Eloquences speed and
robustness, and with the depth of its documentation. If you wish to
develop applications on either an HP-UX, Linux or Windows host to
access those databases, Eloquences IDE (once you catch on to
its idiosyncrasies) is a pleasure to use.
The MB Foster class on the database, held at the
companys headquarters in Ontario just outside of Ottawa, meets
March 29-31. MB Foster is a North American distributor of Eloquence.
The company also offers UDALink for ODBC and JDBC access to both
IMAGE and Eloquence, as well as Oracle, SQL Server and DB2. Company
founder Birket Foster said UDALink helps with cross database access
between those data sources. For more information contact the company
at 800-ANSWERS or www.mbfoster.com.